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Customizer: Browse, Install, Preview Themes on Mobile

I tested the patch proposed on #37661 on Windows Phone 10 with the Edge browser. Here’s a visual record of that experience:

The biggest potential fixes I found were to show a loading indicator in the filters (next to the theme count button in the header?) when a new filter is loading, and to scroll the themes container to the top whenever a new section is opened or a search/filter is changed (which should be happening, but isn’t).

I should also note that since it is impossible to reorder images in galleries with Chrome on laptops that support touch, see #31652, I had to go to the text editor to fix one that jumped out of order when creating this post.

#customize, #customizer, #edge, #phone, #shiny-updates, #visual-record, #windows-phone

Shiny Updates User Testing – update-core.php

Originally by @mapk posted on Slack

The first user test on update-core.php:



1. Great confirmation to the recent changes we’ve done.
2. She provides some alternate ideas on how to order the updates in the list: by importance, or by update release date.
3. One of my concerns was whether or not it was easy to identify the different types of updates now that they’re all included in the same list. She was able to find a “plugin” to update just fine once she realized they weren’t all plugins.


“It was a super easy update process”
“if this is the way it is, you should keep it and never gonna think about changing that”

#shiny-updates, #upgrade-install

Shiny Updates Visual Records

In preparation for proposing parts of Shiny Updates v2 to be included with WordPress 4.6, I assembled visual records of the various flows and interactions that the plugin touches.

There are six interactions across ten locations throughout the admin where plugins and themes can be installed/updated/deleted. I created two videos to illustrate the changes for the most common use cases on a single site: plugin install/bulk update/delete, theme install/update/delete. For multisite I took screenshots on mobile and for the actions that differ from single sites.

Plugins on a single install

Themes on a single install

Theme install on multisite (same as on single install)

Theme update on multisite

Theme delete in multisite

This one is a little harder to document in images since the theme (or plugin) disappears after the AYS message as soon as it’s deleted. See video above for delete animation.

Plugin delete in multisite

Documented in above video, this is to show how it looks on mobile.

Plugin install error

Theme install error

FTP credentials

#shiny-updates, #upgrade-install

Proposed Customizer Site Icon Flow

Windows 8.1, IE11, laptop flow. See #16143.

#customize, #desktop, #ie, #site-icons, #web, #windows